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2010-01-08 11:48:00

TUALATIN, Ore., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, including weather and timing devices, today announced its partnership with lifestyle company Gaiam, Inc. at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (January 7-10). As provider of information, goods and services that benefit the environment, a sustainable economy and healthy living, Gaiam's expertise will allow Oregon Scientific to further expand its Sports...

2009-11-27 13:57:00

KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ - Uploadable USB pedometers may be new, but they're already seeing prime time in wellness. A combination of advanced accelerometer functionality and automated data upload are solving a long term concern over the accuracy of self-reported data. It's now possible to accurately gauge and reward improved participation in a fitness program. CoreHealth Technologies is one of the first wellness suppliers to integrate this technology. "Our health challenges are easy...

2009-07-14 07:11:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is officially here, and that means longer days and warmer weather are afoot. The season is also notoriously a time when people want to get in shape. Yet nowadays, hitting the gym can be daunting, especially with so many people pressed for time and money. But good news - there's an easy way to shape up for summer that's accessible, affordable and can accommodate even the busiest of schedules - it's walking. No wonder it's the number one...

2009-07-14 07:58:59

A study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine has found that of six interventions promoting exercise in adults in Australia, encouraging the use of pedometers "“ simple step counting devices that can be used as a motivational tool "“ and promoting physical activity through mass media campaigns are the most cost-effective in terms of the money spent for the health benefits they result in. Considered as a package, researchers at the University of Queensland...

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2009-05-20 11:11:45

U.S. professors say using smart phones to track physical activity may improve a person's health. At the University of Houston's Computational Physiology Lab in Texas led by Ioannis Pavlidis, researchers Pradeep Buddharaju and Yuichi Fujiki are developing a new, free download called Walk n' Play for the iPhone. Available from Apple's App Store, the Walk n' Play has 3,000 users to date, the researchers say. The newest version allows players to compete in real time against another iPhone user...

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2009-05-14 14:15:00

Teens don't seem to be motivated by a system that requires them to wear a pedometer and sends them text messages to take part in physical activity, according to a recent study.Kirsty H. Newton, a diabetes nurse specialist at University of Otago Wellington, in New Zealand, and colleagues assigned 78 teens to wear pedometers. Over the course of the 12-year study, teens in the intervention group were sent a motivational text message in order to get them to take part in physical activity. Teens...

2009-03-27 22:36:11

U.S. researchers say moderate intensity walking means 100 steps per minute, 3,000 steps in 30 minutes. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, monitored oxygen uptake and recorded heart rates for 58 woman and 39 men wearing pedometers while walking on treadmills at speeds between 65 and 110 meters per minute. Lead investigator Simon J. Marshall of the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, says the data support a general...

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2009-03-17 11:19:32

3000 steps in 30 minutes 5 times a week The benefits of moderate physical activity to general health and well-being are well known. It is recommended that people engage in 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity, equivalent to 30 minutes each day 5 times a week. Although pedometers are widely used as a physical activity monitoring tool, they are unable to measure activity intensity. Researchers have determined that a rate of at least 100 steps per minute achieves moderate...

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2009-03-12 10:45:11

"HappyHR" aims to elevate fitness enthusiasm, health knowledge through technology Counting calories that burn through activity is a constant quandary. One can only run on a treadmill so long, watching intently as the pedometer reads out the number of calories melted during a session of exercise. Not to mention the question of how many calories are burned through basic daily movements and even during sleep. But technology "“ and youthful ambition "“ is presenting a round-the-clock...

2009-02-05 14:04:00

Mexico City-based distributor of Omron products becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Omron Healthcare, Inc. BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. (OHI), a leading marketer of blood pressure monitors in North America, today announced it has completed the acquisition of M&M Medi-Medics, S.A. De C.V., a privately-held healthcare diagnostics distributor, based in Mexico City, Mexico. "Omron Healthcare is excited about this acquisition and we're looking forward...


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